Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mears sickbay

During the last few days, everyone in the Mears household has been in the sickbay, including the dog! Daddy had walking pneumonia, Daisy has seasonal skin allergies, and me and Evan have bronchitis. This has been an interesting few weeks! Nevertheless, Evan is still as active as ever and pretty happy, given his condition. Yesterday, he was cheesing it up for the camera...Since he went to the doctor yesterday, we have some updated stats for him. His weight is 22 pounds, 4 ounces, so he is maintaining at the moment. We can thank crawling for that! The doctor also said that he's getting ready to get the front 4 upper teeth in. All 4?! We knew about the front 2, but once I looked at his gums for the other 2, yep, they're coming down!

Evan LOVES looking outside through the sliding glass door. He likes to stand up and pound his hand many, many, many times and kiss the glass. It's quite cute!I don't have the courage to give Evan a shoulder ride yet, but he loves getting a ride from Daddy...Evan really loves his blocks. He'll take the box and dump them all out to pick his favorite 2. Coincidently, he really likes the colors orange and blue (not in this photo, though). Hmmmm...maybe he could help out the Bears since they're bruised up right now.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Movie mania

We've got 2 new videos of Evan to show you. The first is of Evan cruising along the furniture and crawling everywhere. Look at how fast he's getting...

The second video is of Evan dancing. He's gotten much better at it and is really picking up his feet now. We'll post that video later. Then Evan shows everyone how happy he really is...laughing at Daisy's squeak toy, giggling at the video camera...

Friday, September 21, 2007

I can feed myself!

Mealtime can be quite fun in the Mears household. Evan is working on his hand-mouth coordination and starting to feed himself Gerber puffs. They're good in that they basically disintegrate in his mouth, if he gets it there. Some days that is just the issue...getting it in the mouth...Evan's been interested in feeding himself with his spoon as well. We encourage it and don't mind the mess a bit.Bon appetit!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

More teeth!

Evan has more teeth! His top left tooth cut through this past week. We can see his top right tooth is just about ready to cut. All in all, he takes to teething pretty well. He really likes the chilled water-filled teething toys.Evan is definitely all over the place. It's fun to see how quickly he advances. One day he's wobbly while standing, the next he's cruising around the furniture.Still sticking that tongue out (can you tell I think it's absolutely adorable?!)Deep in thought...Evan has also taken to dancing along with his musical Leap toy. It's hilarous! Jason captured it on video yesterday, so we'll download that soon. Keep grooving!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Lil' Blue Eyes

Sometimes it's hard to see the exact color of Evan's eyes in the pictures I post. I think the color is captured quite well in these current pictures. Evan has the most beautiful blue eyes (well, he and Jason are tied!)...Still sticking his tongue out!This Leap musical toy adjusts to a baby's height and development level. Evan's been playing with it for a long time. Now, if he wants to play with it, he is crawling "around" our baby-proofing set up and starts banging away with it. So cute!Have a great weekend, ya'll!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Ahhh, our little man is at it again. He's so goofy and I swear I say that every day to Jason. This past weekend he made us double over in laughter as Evan discovered his face in a toy mirror.Wow, who's that cute boy...gotta get a close-up!Lately, Evan's been sticking his tongue out all the time. It's adorable...OK, if you're not appreciating this post already, you will now. Evan loves crinkle and this puppy on the cover of the book has crinkle ears. Well, he was chewing on the ears (totally normal)...Then he decided to crawl over to Daisy with the book still in his mouth! Maybe he was trying to act like Daisy to win some brownie points with her?Whooo-hooo! This is fun, Daddy!I took a picture of Evan in his high-chair eating breakfast today. Look at how much he's grown and changed since he first had solids.

June 1, 2007 (about 4 1/2 months old)Now look, September 11, 2007 (about 7 1/2 months old)I hope the fun is just beginning! Our little goof-monster is so wonderful!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Squishable, squeezable, oh my!

Sorry it's been a while since I've updated the blog. I had a certification exam for my career on Saturday and every waking minute not spent with Evan last week was dedicated to studying. It's over, phew, and now I can get back up to date!

Over Labor Day weekend, the Mears family just stuck around here and relaxed. We went to the pool and Evan went swimming again. He did really well, and was having a lot of fun splashing Mommy & Daddy (and inadvertently got himself in the meantime)!After splashing around in the pool, Evan giggled and was goofy with Daddy...Mommy got some cuddle time with her little man as well...One of Evan's latest tricks is to throw his head back while standing, being held, basically anytime...Wow! Look at that raised eyebrow. Too cute!Evan is so squishable, squeezable, kissable, ahhhh, we just can't get enough of this face or these cheeks...He still really likes to stand with the help of the ottoman, the couch, Mommy or Daddy. He's cruising around the furniture very well and sometimes only holds on with one hand. He actually stood on his own this past Friday with no hands! Watch out!We think the little man's top 2 teeth are working their way down and might cut through this week. Evan's drooling up a storm and his gums are kind of red. He sure loves the chilled teething toys.All in all, last week was great. Mommy & Daddy really enjoy watching Evan grow up and discover new things. Since he's so mobile, he's into everything and is quite curious. Yikes...what will tomorrow bring?

Saturday, September 1, 2007


Not much new to report...I can't believe how fast this week has flown by! Good thing we have a 3-day weekend. Evan's still doing well. He took a tumble and scraped up his nose a bit this past week. I'm sure it won't be the last time. Still moving and grooving around the house. He's getting pretty fast at crawling now. Here he is chillin' with his daddy. Have a great holiday weekend!